Royal Baby Named George Alexander Louis

Royal Baby Named George Alexander LouisThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their son George Alexander Louis, Kensington Palace has said. The third in line to the throne, who was born on Monday at 16:24 BST, will be known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.

‘Traditional royal name’

The duke and duchess had been expected to pick a traditional royal name for their son, who was born at St Mary’s Hospital in London, weighing 8lbs 6oz. Royal infants usually have historical names which are passed down through the generations.

There have been six King Georges up to now, most recently the Queen’s father, although his first name was Albert and he was known to his family as Bertie. The name Louis is Prince William’s fourth name and is likely to be a tribute to Lord Louis Mountbatten, the Duke of Edinburgh’s uncle and the last British Viceroy of India before independence in 1947.


‘A tribute’

The prince’s other middle name – Alexander – is one that three medieval Scottish kings have had, and was also the name of the famous 4th Century ruler Alexander the Great. The Queen’s middle name is Alexandra.

BBC royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell said George will be seen as a tribute to the Queen’s father but the couple are said to genuinely like the name themselves. Alexander was a favourite of Catherine’s, he added. As well as being an established regal name, George is also a saint’s name. St George was an early Christian martyr and is the patron saint of England.

The announcement of the new prince’s name has been relatively quick compared with previous royal babies. It was seven days before the name of a newborn Prince William was announced in 1982, and there was a wait of a month following Prince Charles’s birth in 1948.

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Source: BBC News

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Queen Elizabeth II ‘Humbled’ By Diamond Jubilee Events

The Queen has called her Diamond Jubilee “a humbling experience”, saying she had been “touched deeply” by seeing so many people celebrating together. In a message to the nation, she thanked all those who organised the events.

Festivities culminated in an appearance by the senior royals on the Buckingham Palace balcony in front of huge crowds to watch an RAF flypast. But the Queen’s consort, Prince Philip, was absent from her side as he remains in hospital with a bladder infection. The Earl and Countess of Wessex visited the Duke of Edinburgh on Tuesday afternoon. Afterwards, Prince Edward said: “He’s feeling better.” The countess added: “He’s in good spirits; he’s on good form.”


The Queen’s message was broadcast on television and radio across the UK and Commonwealth:

“The events that I have attended to mark my Diamond Jubilee have been a humbling experience,” she said. “It has touched me deeply to see so many thousands of families, neighbours and friends celebrating together in such a happy atmosphere… But Prince Philip and I want to take this opportunity to offer our special thanks and appreciation to all those who have had a hand in organising these Jubilee celebrations.

She added: “I hope that memories of all this year’s happy events will brighten our lives for many years to come… I will continue to treasure and draw inspiration from the countless kindnesses shown to me in this country and throughout the Commonwealth. Thank you all.”

On Sunday, about a thousand boats took part in the Diamond Jubilee Thames River Pageant, the first of its kind for 350 years.

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Source: BBC News

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